Jennifer Glass

Faculty Research AssociatePh.D., University of Wisconsin

Professor of Sociology; Barbara Pierce Bush Regents Professor in Liberal Arts
Jennifer Glass



work and family issues, telecommuting and new labor practices, STEM labor force retention


Jennifer Glass is the Barbara Bush Professor of Liberal Arts in the Department of Sociology and Research Associate in the Population Research Center  at the University of Texas, Austin. She has published over 50 articles and books on work and family issues, gender stratification in the labor force, mother’s employment and mental health, and religious conservatism and women’s economic attainment, with funding from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Her work has appeared in the American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, Social Forces, Journal of Marriage and the Family, Journal of Health and Social Behavior, and Demography, among others. She has received the Reuben Hill Award from the National Council on Family Relations, and thrice been nominated for the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research.  She has chaired the Sex and Gender Section, the Family Section, the Organizations and Work Section, and has recently been elected Vice-President of the American Sociological Association. Her most recent projects explore the wage effects of flexible work practices among parents, how telecommuting facilitates longer work hours, and whether governmental work-family policies improve or undermine parents’ mental and physical health, all as part of a larger project to understand the roots of mothers’ disadvantage in the labor market.


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